Works by 13 artists will embellish public places in Gozo

Works by 13 artists will embellish public places in Gozo“By the end of this year 13 different artistic works will be embellishing  public spaces around Gozo.  These are the first sculptures which were commissioned out of the 43 which were selected amongst all those who participated in the Public Art in Gozo Scheme launched by the Ministry for Gozo in 2010.”

This was stated by the Minister for Gozo, the Hon. Giovanna Debono during an activity during which she presented the initial payment to the artists for the works they are currently producing.  She explained that this is one of the initiatives taken by the Ministry for Gozo as part of the implementation of the ecoGozo action plan 2010-2012.  As a result of this scheme by the Ministry for Gozo, Gozitans and all those visiting the island will have the opportunity to enjoy and admire these works of art in open public spaces rather than in the traditional manner enclosed in a museum.

The Minister explained how these works will continue to embellish projects carried out by the Ministry for Gozo, such as Villa Rundle Garden in Rabat and the Three Hills Garden in Marsalforn, which are soon to be inaugurated.

The materials used for these public works of art vary, and include bronze, wood, terracotta, Gozitan hardstone, mosiac, Gozitan limestone and stainless steel.

In all, a total of 64 Gozitan, Maltese and foreign artists residing in our islands have participated in the Public Art scheme, submitting 120 entries in the open competitivie process launched two years ago.

This scheme - the first scheme of its kind - was launched in December 2010 with the aim of promoting creativity while rendering Gozo more attractive.   



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Artist: Mario Agius
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Artist: Angelo Agius 
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Artwork name: Three Graces 
Artist: Andrew Diacono
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Artist: Mario Cassar 
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Artist: Katrin Formosa

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Artist: Paolo Giordanella 
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Artist: John Grima

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